Sugar industry sought to sugarcoat causes of heart disease

Payments revealed to authors of influential 1967 report touting fat and cholesterol as problems

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NOT SO SWEET  An influential scientific review published in the 1960s, which downplayed the role of sugar in heart disease, was written by researchers who were paid by the sugar industry.

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